A hands on Product Engineer/Quality Engineer with 27 years of experience in the automotive industry in all phases of product and quality engineering. Proven ability to work on critical issues towards total customer satisfaction. At ease interacting with colleagues in various disciplines at all organizational levels. Provided engineering support at all levels of assembly plant production. At the supplier level, provided quality supervision for plant production, receiving inspection, final audit and containment. Supervises the operation of the Coordinate Measuring Machine as company resource for meteorological interpretations for PPAP capability studies and Gage R&R support. Proven ability to lead problem solving team and continuous improvement. STRENGTHS Launch Coordination Problem Solving Supervision and Training Customer Relationships Strong knowledge of metal stamping manufacturing facilities and personnel Intensity, communication, initiative and speed
Quality assurance training
Timely safety audits
Production line management
Quality Engineer / Quality Supervisor / Coordina, 05/2013
to 04/2014 SAKTHI AUTOMOTIVE GROUP USA – Detroit,
Sakthi Group is an industrial conglomerate and one of the fastest growing businesses in India.
Group operations besides the automotive division include Sugar, Power, dairy, Soya and Textiles.
Sakthi caters to the global automotive and truck manufactures by supplying machined cast iron safety critical components like steering Knuckles and Rotors.Top customers are General Motors, Ford, Suzuki and Hyundai.
Maintain documentation pertaining to quality control processes and procedures.
Reviews procedures and procedure manuals for conformance.
Reports and tracks any significant deviations from quality standards and recommends corrective action.
Gather feedback from customers to review quality concerns and issues in an effort to minimize inspectors or inspection requirements at Sakthi locations.
CMM operator, completed CMM capability studies, gage R&R, MRD samples and engineering changes for Ford and to complete PPAP closure.
Establishes and presents training sessions as required for inspection and manufacturin.
Quality Engineer / Quality Supervisor / Coordina, 09/2009
to 04/2013 MODINEER COMPANY – Niles,
A supplier for high quality metal components.
Modineer's capabilities and equipment allow for manufacturing of custom parts in high or low volume applications
A global supplier in the design and manufacturing of roll formed glass channel assemblies to the domestic and international automotive industry.
Provided quality oversight and support to all levels of production to ensure quality product is produced the first time every time.
Supervised Quality Specialist, Quality Coordinator and all plant Quality Inspectors.
Defined and maintained quality processes on the shop floor, training of staff and supported the creation of a Lean manufacturing environment to deliver excellent business performance.
Supported Program Managers to ensure quality is built into the process during the development stage of new programs.
Key role in delivering business unit targets for safety, internal PPM's, and customer claims.
Completed training and certified to run Coordinate Measurement Machine utilizing Open DMIS to prove process capability for PPAP approval and engineering changes.
Presented GP-12 verification results, plant quality and customer quality issues at daily Fast Feedb.
Managed documentation of and training on production procedures and work instructions.
Championed quality initiatives.
Investigated and implement ideas for quality improvement, increased productivity and cost reduction.
Successfully managed production activities so all orders were shipped on time.
PROJECT ENGINEER, 02/2004
to 05/2007 DAIMLERCHRYSLER TECHNICAL CENTER – Auburn Hills,
Responsible for CS Pacifica Exterior Ornamentation products which included
PROJECT/SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER, 01/2004
to 07/2004 QLS – Lansing,
A project based company that services specific needs of North American auto manufactures and their suppliers that include
QUALITY SUPERVISOR, 05/2003
to 02/2004 HATCH STAMPING COMPANY – Chelsea,
A world-class leader in the design and manufacturing of metal stampings and assemblies, which include ABS system components, fuel system components, safety restraint system components and seat system components to the domestic and international automotive industry.
Provided quality supervision at all levels of plant production, receiving inspection, final audit and containment.
Managed and implemented containment actions for non-conformance product as well as disposition of suspect material.
Maintained quality supervision of pressroom, receiving inspection and final packaging auditors in following proper inspection instructions and procedures.
Reviewed and communicated incoming quality concerns with outside suppliers to root cause quality issues and implement permanent corrective actions.
Championed daily quality meetings with first and second shift auditors to review daily pressroom and customer quality concerns.
QUALITY ENGINEER, 11/1999
to 04/2003 DAVIS TOOL AND ENGINEERING CO – Detroit,
Major supplier of transmission pans, transmission shells, torque converters and stamped assemblies to the domestic and international automotive industry.
Provided Field Quality Engineering support to assist customers in root causing quality concerns and implement permanent corrective actions.
Managed and implemented containment actions for non-conformance product at customer locations to minimize charge backs and reduce PPM'S.
Reviewed and communicated 8D reports to customers completed by team members and follow up to ensure timely resolution.
Proactively made routine visits to customer locations to establish good relationships and communication.
Participated in QS 9000 Audit, Internal Process Audits, as well as PPAP, APQP and FEMA teams.
Monitored Ford Stars, DaimlerChrysler Spin, GM (GSN), and Honda Team Supply Systems for quality issues.
Achieved PPM reductions above 1500 pieces to maintain Q1 status.
Reduced the number of formal QR's issued by 8%.
QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER, 06/1996
to 10/1999 NELSON METAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION – Grandville,
Major supplier of machined aluminum die-castings and die-cast assemblies to the domestic and international automotive industry and suppliers.
Reported to the Director of Quality.
Responsible for all phases of quality from pilot run to phase out at customer's transmission and engine plants.
Worked closely with plant SQA and reliability personnel at customer facilities throughout North America regarding interpretation of engineering changes and specifications.
Responsible for disposition of questionable material and overseeing management of local labor to sort parts on or off site.
Handled negotiations with customer quality management personnel to limit negative financial exposure and, at the same time, manage the quality rating of Nelson Metal Products.
Regularly presented 8D problem resolution reports.
Worked closely with plant reliability and operations personnel to determine root causes of quality concerns generated at customer facilities.
This dealt primarily with machining and assembly of casting a.
SALES REPRESENTATIVE, 06/1987
to 05/1996 STRATEGIC SALES AND MARKETING INTERNATIONAL LTD – Livonia,
Manufacturer's agency firm that represented Nelson Metal Products Corporation as well as other domestic and international firms that supplied engine and transmission related parts to the automotive industry.
Reported to the President.
Responsible for various OEM truck accounts for aluminum die-castings.
Assisted in managing the development of North American business fro a French exhaust joint manufacturer.
Involved European travel as well as travel throughout the US and Canada.
Worked closely with OEM plant supplier, quality to root cause, quality concerns and implement permanent corrective actions.
Associate of Arts: 1984 Oakland Community College - Farmington Hills,
Lawrence Technological University -
Salary History Sakthi - $68,000 yr Modineer -$ 62,0000 yr Wagon - $65,000 yr DaimlerChrysler - $62,000 yr Hatch Stamping - $55,000 yr Davis Tool - $58.000 yr